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Dec 11, 2012 7:00am EST
were instrumental in reviving the auto industry and to see how unions have helped to build not just a straw upper-middle-class but a stronger america -- stronger middle-class but a stronger america. people and should be focused on the same pink. they should be working to make sure companies like this manufacturer is able to make more great products. that's what they should be focused on. host: distorts free press, courtesy of the newseum in washington, as this headline -- some schools are closed in the state so teachers can also protests that block today. here is the detroit news. there headline -- michigan pro-union people are protesting this law. the republican-led legislature is expected to take it up today. this legislation would bar workers from being required to pay union fees as a condition of employment even as thousands of union members plan to protest at the state capital. the story continues inside the new york times. we are getting your take on this this morning. start dialing in now. the wall street journal editorial page, they weigh in on the issue this morning. you ca
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:35am EST
boomers 15 years away from retiring and i don't have the luxury of the soviet union falling. the recipes that worked in the late 1990's worked. they don't work now. we have a different set of problems. host: from new york city, democrat blind, go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. even if we go over the fiscal cliff, we need a bigger plan because it does not even balance the budget. i don't think we really have a supply-side problem. they talk about cutting taxes on the right and i think there are so many people out of work and i think you need to get these people to work. i just think we have a demand issue, not a supply issue. if you're out of work, you cannot pay taxes. guest: he is exactly right -- no one is talking about a fiscal cliff that will solve the problem. there is no grand bargain being discussed except in the most general outline terms. there is enough to be -- nothing close to being politically acceptable. we're only talking of something of that will allow people to get through this. in the short term, we need to have fiscal policy that may get the deficit highe
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
responds by saying -- host: this news from "the wall street journal." "unions deliver a blow." with a look at what is happening in michigan, thousands of union supporters turned out on the steps of the capitol to protest right to work measures. the measure passed. taking a look at the front page of "the detroit free press," "the law that is not over." "unions will not go down without a fight. recall efforts and legal challenges are possible." there you can see a union representative struggling with michigan state police yesterday over right to work legislation. here is the story -- host: "the washington post" has a map of right to work law states. "the wall street journal" take a look -- takes a look at which states are the most union heavy. the biggest ones are new york, alaska, hawaii, and washington. michigan comes right in behind washington. which is why "the wall street journal" goes with the headline that this is a blow in a particularly union dominated state. looking at some other news, this one out of the south, for "the new york times," "the gop control in north carolina, with a r
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
% of the residents in michigan live in a family that is associated with a labor union. instead, they focus on taking away women's rights, standing for the most extreme lmentses of the tea party that got rejected in this last election. my point is this, huge opportunities for democratic governors in those states to point out and make sure that we have governors who are focused on balanced budgets and creating jobs not standing in the way of women rights, minority rights, and all the other areas of social radical right politics that is defined if republican party an republican governors in general. >> let me ask about california. do you expect the governor to seek re-election in 2014? secondly in pennsylvania you are challenged to a republican governor and pennsylvania has a long tradition to have republican governors serve two-full terms. >> i think both california and pennsylvania are great opportunities for us. obviously the governor in california is doing a great job in california. he is making tough decisions i was impressed that he was able to win the referendum that that gave californians a cho
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am EST
marriage means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the words bouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. one of looking at a state militia and the other looking at a federal issue, two cases, and a decision expected by june. if you want to wait and, the numbers are on your screen. -- if you want to weigh in, the numbers are on your screen. tweets.also send us tweak this is from "the washington post." the phone lines will remain on your screen. out of georgia on the democrat line. good morning. >> thank you it. i would like to say, i do not believe the in gay marriage. but i believe everyone should have the right to practice their religion and love how the 12. these right-wingers -- there are a lot of democrats that did not believe in gay marriage, but we do not believe we should be able to stop anyone from mary in who they want. this is like the caliban. you have these right-wing groups. the right-wingers would be the taliban. there are a lot of things they do not want. this is how they believe it. in the end, got is t
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
the other 22 languages of the european union. it struck me how amazing this. i'm sure millions of iranians are rushing to the west side of the european union to read the guidelines of human rights which clearly are having a great impact on their lives. one of the problems we are confronting -- it is a real problem -- you clearly both alluded to it -- we are confronted with a huge dilemma. we want to stop iran from having nuclear weapons and there is a widespread belief among policy makers that if you pursue a policy of support for democracy promotion inside iran at the same time, the regime will move away from negotiations. if we have to choose between depriving the regime of nuclear weapons or depriving the regime of its power inside the country, it is easier to achieve the former rather than the latter and it's better over all -- that we can live with an authoritarian iran without nuclear weapons and when we try to pursue a free iran, we might end up with an inimical nuclear-arms authoritarian iran. it is an understandable dilemma but it doesn't serve our purposes very well and we have n
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 10:00am EST
faced down the soviet union and had 500,000 combat troops in the field? the sequester isn't stepping off a cliff. it is taking one step back from the cliff. now, the tax increases, however, are a very different matter. without intervention, the federal tax burden will balloon 1% at the stroke of -- 21% at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve, taking $2,000 to $3,000 from an averaged family. the house passed legislation to protect our nation from such a calamity but mr. obama vowed to veto it and the senate killed it. . instead mr. he obama tells us he'll veto any plan that stops taxes going up on all those very wealthy folks making over $200,000, who he says need to pay their fair share. i suppose fairness is in the eyes of the beholder. the top 1% earned 17% of all income but pays 37% of all income taxes. but that's beside the point. the fine point of it is that a lot of these very wealthy folks making over $200,000 aren't very wealthy, and they aren't even folks. they are 1.3 million struggling small businesses filing under subchapter s. our small businesses produce 2/3 of the new
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
-guest worker, there are labor unions that are not in favor of a guest worker program and will have a debate about these things. this is is going to take a while and no magic solution to this. but we have to do it and important to do it and i believe we can do it. >> last question on this, four years from now, what is the likelihood that congress has passed, the president has signed some pathway to citizenship for current illegals? >> it is 50-50 and i hope i'm not being overly optimistic. i hope portions of immigration reform can be dealt with quicker than others but my hope is we have dealt with that issue and moved on. >> i brought along an old friend, from 2006 when you are a florida official, 100 innovative ideas for florida's future. one of the promises you said we should make to people is life without the -- you said that you favored life without exception for sexual presented dators. one of the issues you talked about is human trafficking, sexual exploittation of children. why has the united states been so slow to act? >> hard to believe we have a domestic problem. human slavery we a
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
. democrats and the labor unions are bankrupting this state. if the democratic party is so good, then why are we bankrupt? don't you think it's time the unions, instead of spending billions of dollars on political campaigns give that money back to the membership so they can maybe pay their own wages and tax bears and people like me that live on fixed incomes don't have to be taxed out of our homes and lose the money we have worked hard to make? guest: you have worked hard. number one, i cannot comment on the california situation. i just don't know enough about it. reports are that things are starting to turn around a little over there. it's tough to pass a budget if when you have the fiscal majority requirement. second, how we got here, it's not unions. wages for americans have been going down the past 115 years. people are not keeping up with inflation. the average american worker has taken a 2011 pay cut when you compare what they made 10 years ago to what they're making now. -- $2000 pay cut. on the spending, i disagree with you. the republicans in congress in particular have opened up
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 10:00am EST
and humanitarian needs. we support the efforts of the interim government of mali and the african union, united nations, to prepare a military response in accordance with international law to address the threats of terrorist and extremists in northern mali. the threat of military force has contributed we think to a change in some of the northern groups as witnessed by the recent willingness of mnla and other members to renounce their efforts to establish an independent state in northern mali. the military concept propose and endorsed by the african union provides a foundation for planning a proposed military intervention in northern mali. however, several key questions must be answered to ensure that this response is well planned, well resourced, and appropriate. these issues include among other things the required force levels, the cost and funding needs, the logistical requirements, the operational timeliness, the protection of civilians, and ensuring that the proposed military action is adequately linked to a political strategy and an end state for military operations in the north. we have s
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
prints money the way that we do. i think it is the un-wisdom of the currency union. there is no evidence that countries that our welfare states are in bigger trouble. with the previous caller, i totally agree. the skills of workers more unemployed is not much of to an employer's. -- employers. if there is was this unmet demand for skilled workers out there and employees had openings but there were not the right people, you would see wages spiking in all sorts of occupations. i do not see wages spiking in any sector of the economy right now. the idea that there is this diagnosis that, it is too bad you people are not employed, you people do not have the right skills, there is no evidence that is going on. host: jim on the republican line, from maine. caller: i thank unemployment is probably a good thing, but when you expanded too far, it put a really heavy burden on the employers. as one lady called in on the last segment, the state she was from is obviously much higher than made is, but when it gets to a point that your state system goes broke, they put fees on the employer, and they can
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
are billions of dollars in debt. democrats and the labor unions are bankrupting this state. so democrat parties are so good why are we bankrupt? don't you think it's time that the unions instead of spending billions of dollars on political campaigns, give that money back to the membership so they can pay their own way? and as taxpayers and people like me that live on a fixed income don't have to be taxed out of our homes and lose the money we work hard to make? host: mr. welch. guest: first of all you have worked hard and -- but a couple things. number one, i can't comment on the california situation. i just don't know enough about it. although the reports are things are starting to turn around a little bit there. and it's very tough to pass a budget when you've got that superis majority requirement. number two -- supermajority requirement. number two, how we got here, it's not unions. the wages for americans have been going down for the past 10, 15 years. people are not keeping up with inflation. the average american worker has taken about a $2,000 pay cut when you compare what they were makin
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
strongly urging the european union to designate them as a terrorist organization. the response that we got was unacceptable, in the sense that it laid out a whole series of bureaucratic reasons or hurdles that would have to be surmounted to do that. i do not think it should be acceptable to us, ever. in the coming days, i and senator lieberman and senator rich will introduce code resolution with the same message that we sent to catherine ashjian -- a resolution with the same message that we sent to catherine ashton. bashar al-assad is a key link. efforts to support moderate forces opposing him within syria should be considered now and considered seriously. i have recently called for a more robust u.s. response to the crisis in syria. i believe that a political transition to a government that reflects the will of the syrian people is also in the core security interest of united states and the region. moreover, this change would align with our values of supporting the democratic process and the basic rights and freedom that should be enjoyed by all people, regardless of religion, ethnicity,
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
in our video library. next, president obama talked to union workers in michigan about the economy in the fiscal cliff. after that, a panel on innovation and the economy. later a conversation about have the fiscal deadline could affect the defense budget. >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal," we continue our look at the so- called fiscal clef and what happens if the budget cuts take place in january. jim doyle the effect on businesses. after that, charles clark looks at domestic program cuts. in more about the issue with the brookings institution. bless your e-mail, phone calls, and tweets. that is live tuesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> next, president obama talking about the economy and the need to reach an agreement with congress on the january fiscal deadline. he spoke at a diesel plant outside of detroit. his remarks are about 25 minutes. >> hello, redford! [applause] it is good to be back in michigan. [applause] how is everybody doing today? [applause] now, let me just start off by saying we have something in common -- both our teams lost yesterday. [laughter
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
to organize, corm technical -- form technical committees and take concrete steps to form a union fid, just, democratic future for syria. these are in line with what we and our international partners would result from the formation of the commission last month. as we look at ongoing efforts to support the syrian people, let me be clear 24e678 united states stands with the syrian people in insist that can any transition process result in a peaceful, unified, democratic syria in which all citizens are protected and a future of this kind cannot inlewd al-assad. >> [inaudible] >> that's correct. we provide significant assistance to the syrian people, we proside significant, not lethal, assistance to the opposition. but our position on providing lethal aid has not changed. >> to foe low up -- >> i've got folks in the back. >> defense secretary suggested the syrian government has preparations of chemical weapons and the administration is not as concerned about this as they were last week, is that accurate? and what has changed? >> i'm not going to get into assessments beyond what secretary of def
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 485, h.r. 6190, a bill to direct the administer of the environmental protection agency to allow for the distribution, sell and consumption in the united states of remaining inventories of the over-the-counter c.f.c. epinephrine inhalers. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the yeas are 229. the nays are 182. 2/3 not being in the affirmative, the rules are not suspended and the bill is not passed. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leaves of absence for mr. griffin of arkansas for
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 3:35pm EST
had something at the table. i was interested to find the european union is not open. all of the public transportation operations for high-speed and other rail service to the private sector, which is something we should let, and italy has more forward in an expedited fashion open to a private contractor who is now providing competing service to the public sector in italy so we can look at some things that may not be successful in other countries and tried to pick the very best options. let me yield mel. >> thank you. i can only take my colleagues at his word. when we went to the central valley, one of the robot has been the lack of knowing the details. the conversation you just went through with mr. lahood, how could we expect to get an update on who these private companies are that are able to invest that come much are they willing to invest that i have heard him say the same concern for over a year now. when do you anticipate the governor would work with you to present a package of how we might be able to get the private investment? >> i'm not going to speak for the governor. this has
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 9:30pm EST
. there has been important legislation brought in by the union of india and we've seen more eradicate these problems. it seems to be a failure of government. is tecked thing you did mention but you did not highlight, when we're talking about india the fundamental issues is cast, it is the vast majority that are in slaves are in low cast or minority groups. this is the idea of people not wanting to let go of slavery because of the privileges it gives them. when we're trying to think about political engagement of our country and support of the grass roots movement off slaves we see a more complex and difficult process which is one which is, in fact, which is not eliminated by human rights or other sorts of lenses but which need be looked at by a social lens in the terms of social movement building. i think that is someone missing from your analysis but no more academic can say everything in a limited period of time. >> thank you for those points. they are all well-taken. i do spent quite a bit of my book on caste. there are disenfranchised groups but tribes in thailand and burma for exa
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 12:30am EST
seen some important legislation brought by the union government of india up. and much of the rest of the country, it seems to me to be an expression of feller of government. whenever we and talking about the fundamentals of the issues, it is the vast majority of people and is live are from low- cost minority groups. people are not wanting to alecto because of the aristocratic privileges a gives them. whenever we give them comfort and support to liberate themselves, we see a complex process, one which is not particularly if by human rights or other sorts of lenses but must be used with specific clauses. i think that is something that is missing from. nobody from your academic and say everything. >> thank you for those points. i do spend quite a lot of time on my book. it is not just there. there are disenfranchised are cast groups. they might not be rigid certain ethnic groups of them to africa. and there is always people across africa. there is always an ethnicity of people who have been at the forefront and to have been exported sometimes and slavery and in other times bad condit
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
that is playing out across the global shipping industry as ports and their unionized work forces gird for an era of briskly expanding foreign trade. the strike that shut down the ports of los angeles and long beach paralleled the generational skirmishes that have ripped through factory shops. cargo companies and ports want to cut costs and automate operations to compete with aggressive rivals in canada and south america. that is pitting them against unions, which are struggling to reserve high-paying jobs for the middle-class members. it was resolved late tuesday, according to this article. here is the front page of the press." feet frefree state says detroit out of time to fix its fiscal mess. falling revenues and rising expenses. the state of michigan delivered an abrupt ultimatum to the city wednesday. move quickly toward reform, or an emergency financial manager will be reported. -- a ppointed. -- appointed. dana in california, republican. caller: i'm 56 years old. i live in california. i can give the perspective of what has happened in my state and the economy and all that stuff. back in 19
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
retiring and i don't have the luxury of the soviet union falling. the recipes that worked in the late 1990's worked. they don't work now. we have a different set of problems. host: from new york city, democrat blind, go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. even if we go over the fiscal cliff, we need a bigger plan because it does not even balance the budget. i don't think we really have a supply-side problem. they talk about cutting taxes on the right and i think there are so many people out of work and i think you need to get these people to work. i just think we have a demand issue, not a supply issue. if you're out of work, you cannot pay taxes. guest: he is exactly right -- no one is talking about a fiscal cliff that will solve the problem. there is no grand bargain being discussed except in the most general outline terms. there is enough to be -- nothing close to being politically acceptable. we're only talking of something of that will allow people to get through this. in the short term, we need to have fiscal policy that may get the deficit higher than what it would be. ben
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
or not the tariff should be used to protect manufacturers and labor unions and workers or whether it should be used to raise revenue to pay the expenses of government. the republican doctrine was protection and the democratic party had a different view. you can see the ratchet up the 20th century. every time we had war goes back up. and then you see the kind of continuing ratcheting over the last 30 or 40 years. right now we're close to 25% of gpa in terms of federal spending. that is because the economy is awake but we have been spending a lot. there is some obvious parallels in the structure of these events that might provide some clues as to what we might look for in any new people. the pivotal events, jefferson's revolution and the crisis of the 1930's extended over section -- several election cycles. the cycles that emerged -- each segment ended with the ouster of the parties that had dominated during the previous year and each change brought in a new set of governing elite. immigrants were an important factor in some of these elections. certainly in the roosevelt coalition, immigrants were an
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am EST
state. i think these states are smaller states. rural states. states in which public employee unions have less leverage than the politics which makes a big difference. i think where the infrastructure needs arno werner as great as -- are nowhere near as great as they are in the states that have several cities which require massive public transportation mechanisms, but the fact that though those analyses are not there does not diminish in anyway the steps these states have taken to keep their fiscal house in order. having rainy day funds is critical to take care of the enormous situations that occur in budgets and the economy. i think he cannot lose sight of the fact that one of the reasons you have a smaller medicaid expenditure is because of the federal formula which favors some states because it is not a based on the actual need. it is based on a median income calculation. as a result of that, a state like new york are california, has a lot more poor people and a lot of rich people so it does back at the same break. i think you get 60% reimbursement from the fed. you get 50% -- oh
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
privacy notices explaining information sharing practices to customers. banks and credit unions are required to give these notices even if their privacy notices have not changed. this creates not only waste for financial institutions but confusion among and increased cost to consumers. in his book entitled "the financial crisis and free market cure,"ellis reports that one bank offered at the end of its privacy notice to pay $100 to any customer that read the privacy notice in full. year after -- only one person kid. let's think about this cost for a second. this outdated requirement doesn't cost only in postage alone but also costs in compliance costs, cost of supplies, printing fees and man hours. i talked to one community bank in my district that said they spent roughly 70 cents per disclosure. with a minimum of 250,000 accounts and customers this bank spends $175 a year on this requirement. it may not seem like a lot of money to some of my colleagues but i can tell you $175,000 is a lot of money to small institutions like the one in my district especially when these costs are
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am EST
when they did everything they could to prevent the middle class from being created by unions. host: take us one month into the future and what you think will happen until the next couple of weeks? caller: i have no idea. i hope that obama sticks to his principles. i think they should leave medicaid, medicare, and social security alone. we have a very bulleted defense budget that needs to be cut. eisenhower warned us a denture his final address that the military-industrial complex would destroy this country. that is where the cuts should come from. host: thank you for the call. a few programming notes for you today. james taylor will be at the national press club at 1:00. the singer-songwriter and guitarist will be talking about election reform at the national press club. you can catch that live on c- span and c-span radio. also, live at 7:00 p.m. at the university of virginia, mark warner sponsoring legislation to allow highly skilled immigrants into the united states. he will discuss his proposal at a forum hosted by the university of virginia at 7:00 p.m. right here on c-span. we
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Dec 6, 2012 10:00am EST
's not true of russia. despite the high hopes we had after the collapse of the soviet union, autocracy has been returned to the clem run. despite this setback i remain confident that the future of this great people does not belong to those who seek to perpetuate a system of repression and corruption, the future of russia belongs to russians who believe they have a right to decide for themselves what their destiny will be and who yearn for freedom. in short, it belongs to people like sergay magnitski. i think we have honored his ideals. >> shoort shaheen is one of the real architects of the strategy to get this done. thank you. >> thank you very much. i'm honored to squone my colleagues who have worked so hard to to get this legislation passed. obviously everybody has talked about the importance of senator cardin's leadership and it has made such a difference and the bipartisan effort, as senator mccain said, shows we can get something done. there were two provisions that were passed today. one is the permanent normal trade relations for russia which encludes the repeal of jackson-vanik. th
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Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
a bigger adjustment than any of the european unions. it gives an urgency for us to act. it is also possible to theorize about how a continuation of these policies could hurt growth farther into the future. a recent paper shows that if we do not act on this, and we are basically producing a fundamentally different america. it suggests that we are going to move into a world by 2040 were economic growth in the u.s. is not what we normally expect to see each year. there is crowding out of unity by the government. that is how urgent it is. what should we do? there is another large literature that looks at fiscal consolidations. using my own study as an example and along with my two colleagues, our metric of success is that they achieve deficit reduction. we found fiscal consolidations that were very heavily weighted for spending were much more likely to be except the both then consolidations that were -- likely to be more successful than consolidations that were heavily weighted toward tax increases. we speculate that this is because we find this result because the tax heavy fiscal consolidation
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
unions. it gives an urgency for us to act. it is also possible to theorize about how a continuation of these policies could hurt growth farther into the future. a recent paper shows that if we do not act on this, and we are basically producing a fundamentally different america. it suggests that we are going to move into a world by 2040 were economic growth in the u.s. is not what we normally expect to see each year. there is crowding out of unity by the government. that is how urgent it is. what should we do? there is another large literature that looks at fiscal consolidations. using my own study as an example and along with my two colleagues, our metric of success is that they achieve deficit reduction. we found fiscal consolidations that were very heavily weighted for spending were much more likely to be except the both then consolidations that were heavily weighted toward tax increases. we speculate that this is because we find this result because the tax heavy fiscal consolidations do not make tough choices on entitlements and because spending is more real when you lift the tax
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Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
. it found that the u.s. has a bigger adjustment than any of the european unions. it gives an urgency for us to act. it is also possible to theorize about how a continuation of these policies could hurt growth farther into the future. a recent paper shows that if we do not act on this, and we are basically producing a fundamentally different america. it suggests that we are going to move into a world by 2040 were economic growth in the u.s. is not what we normally expect to see each year. there is crowding out of unity by the government. that is how urgent it is. what should we do? there is another large literature that looks at fiscal consolidations. using my own study as an example and along with my two colleagues, our metric of success is that they achieve deficit reduction. we found fiscal consolidations that were very heavily weighted for spending were much more likely to be except the both then consolidations that were heavily weighted toward tax increases. we speculate that this is because we find this result because the tax heavy fiscal consolidations do not make tough choices on ent
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Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
. the european union has received the nobel peace prize. this fall's the devastation of world war ii. the council president and president of the parliament all collected the diplomas and metals any ceremony in oslo. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> i think that people still love discovery. i don't mean just the channel. i mean the ability to find surprises. every month or every year, i giggle a little bit about some show that people are suddenly talking about that i don't think you could ever have imagined choosing. if you came to me and said -- mike, i want you to choose "honey boo boo," or the show with the duck guy, or a certain food channel network, i do not think that if i had to predetermine that as a preference, i would have ever picked them. but the ability to stumble on them, or to hear people talk about them, going into an environment like that and dabble around and suddenly find, you know what, i kind of like "honey boo boo," and i'm watching it. i think that's a huge part of the american television experience and i think it gets sold short by tal
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
this morning, they compared the united states h1b policy to the blue card initiative and the european union. gary friedman focused on the public's underlying immigration policy and concluded that immigration policy in the u.s. is reasonable and rational, given the structure of the u.s.'s interest group-based system of political expression. susan marcum of georgetown university's institute for international emigration argued, and many agreed, that the immigration system is broken and generates very perverse outcomes, especially when thinking about the differences between temporary and permanent workers. during our second session, they agreed the u.s. must and the backlog, a very large backlog for visas to better rationalize our policy, although they disagree fundamentally about how and where they should be done. ron from the rochester institute said even if we rationalized the hb1 system, we must look closely at how this is used, not necessarily to attract the best and brightest. our third session focused on something that one of tonight's panelists will discuss, the ways in which current u.
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 10:30pm EST
it is the un-wisdom of the currency union. there is no evidence that countries with bigger welfare states are in bigger trouble. with the previous caller, i totally agree. the skills of workers more unemployed is not much of to an employers. if there is was this unmet demand for skilled workers out there and employees had openings but there were not the right people, you would see wages spiking in all sorts of occupations. i do not see wages spiking in any sector of the economy right now. the idea that there is this diagnosis that, it is too bad you people are not employed, you people do not have the right skills, there is no evidence that is going on. host: jim on the republican line, from maine. caller: i think unemployment is probably a good thing, but when you expanded too far, it put a really heavy burden on the employers. as one lady called in on the last segment, the state she was from is obviously much higher than maine is, but when it gets to a point that your state system goes broke, they put fees on the employer, and they cannot afford to pay the rates. host: mr. tanner? guest:
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